Immigration requirements for Australia and New Zealand - page 84

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  1. Visit  leeleepig profile page
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    Hi!

    Congratulations, @noveau on your visa grant! Thank you for posting your timeline here. I hope you'd be successful in all you endeavors. I wish everybody would be as lucky as you are. I am really grateful for everyone who has been contributing to this forum. I’ve learned a lot by reading through other people’s posts on their experiences. Every information, every input posted on this forum is of great help to others. I am just about to undergo my bridging course this April at Lonsdale Institute/Alpine Health. I have applied for a visitor visa subclass 600-business stream (I believe this has replaced the previous visa 456 and several other visas).

    So far, here’s my timeline:

    Last week of January 2014- Looked for an NMBA-approved study provider, had a telephone interview with Lonsdale Institute, got an offer (Letter of Offer for March intake), settled tuition fee deposit, obtained a confirmation of enrolment for March intake, gathered all the necessary documents for my visa application (visitor visa subclass 600-business stream).

    February 25- Personally lodged Visa application to the Visa Information and Application (VIA) Centre/PIASI in Makati.

    *Visa Application Charge (VAC) of Php 5,600.00 (Manager’s Check payable to ‘Australian Embassy’)- check the visa pricing table at the VIA website: www.via.ph. There is also a service fee of Php 700.00 (CASH) per applicant/passport for the submission of visa application at the VIA Centre (inclusive of one-way nationwide delivery of courier once your visa has been finalized by the Australian Embassy).

    February 26- Received an SMS acknowledging the receipt of my visa application by the Australian Embassy.

    February 27- Received a new Letter of Offer for April intake at Lonsdale Institute because I could not make it to the March intake.

    March 3- Australian Immigration case officer sent an email regarding my HAP ID and list of required examinations. He also asked me to either provide him a new approval letter stating that I can start my course late (because the course for March has already commenced) or a Confirmation of Enrolment for the next course intake (April).

    March 5- Undergone medicals at St. Luke’s-Bonifacio Global City (an extension of the St. Luke’s Ermita Branch; although SLMC-BGC does not appear on the Australian Embassy’s website, nor is it printed on the reminders/guidelines given at the VIA Centre after you lodged your application, it is an accredited clinic panel by the Australian Embassy.)
    *Be sure to register online and read through the guidelines before undergoing a medical exam (see Medical Examination Information for Australian Visa Applicants | St. Luke's Extension Clinic) Total cost for the Medicals were: Php 7,015.00 (Cash or Credit Card); amount would differ depending the medical tests required by the Australian Embassy). Processing time would be from 7-14 days.

    March 19- Immigration Case officer acknowledged the receipt of my health clearance.
    March 20-Immigration case officer asked for my new Confirmation of Enrolment for the April intake.

    March 24- Sent my Confirmation of Enrolment for the April intake to my case officer via email, which was acknowledged on the same day. My Immigration case officer asked for an additional document via email, which I sent right away.

    March 25- My Immigration case officer called me up to discuss the possible outcome of my visa application. I had to contact my AHPRA case officer as soon as possible to ask for an advice as my Immigration case officer mentioned they might refuse to grant me a visa. L I did everything I could and prayed really hard. (This was kind of a challenge for me yet again (*Back story: I had a similar situation before (of getting refused) when I was just applying for an Eligibility Letter from AHPRA; posted my case one or two years ago in another forum). Luckily, my AHPRA case officer answered my inquiries and concerns promptly. I emailed my Immigration case officer as soon I was able to contact my AHPRA case officer on the phone.

    March 26- Sent a lengthy email to my Immigration case officer to follow-up on my visa application and to clear out some things. Got a reply at the end of the day from my Immigration case officer telling me that he has noted everything I told him in my emails and that my visa will be finalized before the course commencement.

    March 27- Received an email notification from my Immigration case officer regarding my visa grant notice/letter! (Praise the Lord!) J

    March 28- Visa Grant Notice/Letter was delivered at home via courier.

    I’m flying to Melbourne, Australia this week to undergo the bridging program (Finally!)

    I know that I still have a long way to go and may have faced one too many challenges along the way (and will face some more), but I’m really glad I’m taking steps towards achieving my plans. Again, I thank everyone who have contributed in this forum. I surely got a lot of tips and guidance from this forum. Hope this would help someone, too. It took me a long while to be granted my visa, but I thank God I was granted. I really hope everything will be all right for everyone. I wish we could all find our success soon.
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  3. Visit  jems profile page
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    Quote from belle_v2g
    Im doin great, thanks. It's been 7 months now since i started with my RN job here in Victoria. So far so good. Great employer and colleagues. My manager is the best. I get rotated everywhere. I was mainly in PACU (and a little bit of circ) when i was in the Phil but now I get the chance to experience Admissions, Day Surgery Recovery, main theater Pacu, theater, Anaesthetics, and that's what i love about it.. I grow professionally and becoming more efficient.
    Hi belle,

    Its been a while since i last log in to this forum. Glad to read your updates. If i may ask, have you applied for pr yet and is your employer has sponsored you??
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  4. Visit  sayed cairoky profile page
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    Dear Silverdragon102

    I am sayed from Cairo Egypt .Hope to have more information about my country immigration steps









    With MY a friendly and sincere
  5. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from sayed cairoky
    Dear Silverdragon102

    I am sayed from Cairo Egypt .Hope to have more information about my country immigration steps









    With MY a friendly and sincere

    Starting point would be meeting AHPRA requirements for International Nurse
  6. Visit  funnybanana1989 profile page
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    [FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]hello fellow nurses

    I was just wondering with regards to the SKILLED VISA 189 (Independent) Application, does it matter if I will apply onshore (Aus.) or offshore (Philippines)? Is there an advantage on "processing time" if I will choose either of the two?. Thank you so much in advance.


    Note: The person had already received a "letter of invitation" from immigration and had also received the letter of eligibility from ANMC.
  7. Visit  pogzRN profile page
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    Quote from jems
    Hi belle,

    Its been a while since i last log in to this forum. Glad to read your updates. If i may ask, have you applied for pr yet and is your employer has sponsored you??

    Jems, how about you?? I work in a public hospital and I was told to wait for 6 months until 1 year before they could sponsor my visa for PR. I've started applying for ANMAC skills assessment though, and I could still apply for PR independently given that I am eligible. I'll still have to wait after 6 months and see how it goes with my employer, nevertheless. What are your plans?
  8. Visit  jems profile page
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    Quote from pogzRN
    Jems, how about you?? I work in a public hospital and I was told to wait for 6 months until 1 year before they could sponsor my visa for PR. I've started applying for ANMAC skills assessment though, and I could still apply for PR independently given that I am eligible. I'll still have to wait after 6 months and see how it goes with my employer, nevertheless. What are your plans?
    Same here. I work in public hosp too and from what ive heard, my employer sponsors if you're already working for 1 year with them.but i heard too that there's 1 staff before waited for 2 years and still they didnt sponsor him. I am also starting to process my anmac but then unfortunately they decline my payment which opposites my bank transaction because it appeared that the payment really went through. So i am now waiting for their investigation. My plan is according to what God's plan for me. If i can do the pr application on my own,i will. Lets hope and pray for that.and yours too
  9. Visit  pogzRN profile page
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    Quote from jems
    Same here. I work in public hosp too and from what ive heard, my employer sponsors if you're already working for 1 year with them.but i heard too that there's 1 staff before waited for 2 years and still they didnt sponsor him. I am also starting to process my anmac but then unfortunately they decline my payment which opposites my bank transaction because it appeared that the payment really went through. So i am now waiting for their investigation. My plan is according to what God's plan for me. If i can do the pr application on my own,i will. Lets hope and pray for that.and yours too
    I couldn't agree more! I, myself, am taking things one step at a time. I'm very happy with my job and I'm not really rushing to switch to permanent residency as I have 4 years on my 457 visa. Are you employed at St.George? How are things there?
  10. Visit  jems profile page
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    Quote from pogzRN
    I couldn't agree more! I, myself, am taking things one step at a time. I'm very happy with my job and I'm not really rushing to switch to permanent residency as I have 4 years on my 457 visa. Are you employed at St.George? How are things there?
    Nope, not with St George. Are you? There's only 2 public hospitals here in ACT. I also have 4years of my 457. The thing why i wanted to be a pr as soon as possble is that the healthcare system here is very much expensive. I just recently got sick and i spent much because i didnt have the medicare. But still, it's all in God's perfect time.
  11. Visit  iamnomad profile page
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    pogzRN, jems,

    I highly recommend that you get your PR as soon as you qualify. Immigration rules change every year, usually July, and it could get harder and harder each year.
  12. Visit  jems profile page
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    Quote from iamnomad
    pogzRN, jems,

    I highly recommend that you get your PR as soon as you qualify. Immigration rules change every year, usually July, and it could get harder and harder each year.
    Yes i know.. Thats why im just waiting whatever the result of each steps that im making..
  13. Visit  pogzRN profile page
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    Quote from jems
    Yes i know.. Thats why im just waiting whatever the result of each steps that im making..
    Thanks iamnomad. In that case, I might just have to apply for PR sooner then. True jems, even private health insurance companies are racking up a lot of money from non-residents. I'm sorry I thought you live in Sydney and no, I don't work for St. George.

    I'm just wondering how costly is it without Medicare? Are you with any insurance companies? What have they covered with your recent hospital visit?
  14. Visit  iamnomad profile page
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    ^I had BUPA health cover when I was still on 457 visa and it was $96+ per month. I still have private health cover through them but now it's only like $16+ because I already have basic cover through Medicare. Medicare doesn't cover for everything.


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